Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy Holidays Challenge and Guest Designing With Paper Sweeties!!!

I have 3 DT posts today!
You can find my "The Shabby Tea Room" post HERE
my Crafty Secrets post HERE 
Now on to my Paper Sweeties post!

Good Monday Morning to you!!
I am "Guest Designing" today at 
with a start of a new monthly challenge for December!

The challenge is "Happy Holidays" and using the inspiration photo below!

If you have seen my post for "The Shabby Tea Room"
then you have seen my bigger stocking gift box I made.
I loved how easy the box was to make, 
that I decided to make smaller version for a tiny gift I need to wrap!

I used a cut file from "The Cutting Cafe" called "Stocking Box Set".
I also a used the cutest new (and favorite) stamp from "Paper Sweeties" called
"Holly Days" for the snowman and the sentiment from "Homemade With Love"
Both of these new sets have matching dies which I used for the snowman.
How great is that, a stamp set and dies, all in a bundle at a discount price.
You can find the Holly Days Bundle here and

I stamped my snowman with Ranger Archival Ink
then heat set with clear Embossing Powder before I colored him.
I added a bow with a mini TH Rosette I made underneath and a
jingle bell tied to the bow.
I also added a bit of "faux" stitching to the toe and heel.
The snowman has a tiny button on his scarf
and a bit of bling to his snowflake!!

Thanks for looking and for all the nice comments!!

Entering the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Gift Packaging and Ribbon
Craft-Dee BowZ .... Anything Goes With Ribbon
My Time To Craft .... snowmen
Sweet Stampin ...Let It Snow
Tip Top Tuesday .... Buttons and Bows
Simon Says  Monday Challenge ....Holiday Cards/Packaging


Ros Crawford said...

This just couldn't be cuter!! A perfect take on that challenge too! Congrats on your DT spot!!
PS your links didn't work for me?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooo cute!! LOVING the snowman!!!

Darlene said...

OMG what can I say? A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! Love the traditional Christmas colors and that snowman is too cute! Great job Diane!

Elaine Stark said...

I love this creation, great colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Maria said...

Beautiful sweet stocking with snowman! Thanks so much for guest designing this month for Paper Sweeties!:)

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Diane!! The snowman is so sweet!! I love the gorgeous bow!! Awesome my friend!! Love it!!

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Mynn xx said...

This is totally darling, Diane! LOVE the fun patterns and that amazing bow/bell combo! Thanks for joining us as a guest this month! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Diane, you make the cutest projects! I just love this darling little stocking! The colors are so merry! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Teresa said...

This is so cute!! Love the ribbon and the snowman is just adorable :) Thank you for sharing it with us on the RRR Challenge this month.

Nancy Penir said...

Oh Diane, this is just adorable! Love what you created. I can see why you're guest designer! Loved looking over your blog!

Bonnie Garby said...

Great project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh wow, this is so cute!!!!

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW What a darling stocking box!! Love it. So cute and what a great bow. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, starting Wednesday nite 10 pm, Craft-Dee BowZ is having our December Blog Hop. Leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize. Hope you can join in the fun.

Leslie Miller said...

Sweetness! Your gifts are all going to be very special if the rest of them are packaged up even half as cute as this. Awesome!

Jinny Newlin said...

So sweet, and just as cute as can be, Diane! Really love that gorgeous, gingham bow!

Pami said...

this is too cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck! Pami x

Cass said...

Fantastic shaped card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Thordis said...

Super sweet gift box... Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Crafting Vicky said...

Super cute card love the shape!!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

cohenna said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at MTTC:)

Kristi said...

So cute! Love your snowman! Congrats on your GDT spot. You know I love Paper Sweeties!!♥

Anna-Karin said...

Such a cute card! Love the shape. Thank you so much for sharing some Christmas joy with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Regina Easter said...

ACKKKKKKKKKKKKK Diane this is the sweetest it...i would love to put in the customer gallery over at the cutting cafe...if i can please send me a link to this hugs